Community Resources (aka Roscommon County Human Services Collaborative Body)

The Roscommon Human Services Collaborative Body is a Community Collaborative body of human service leaders who work together through collaboration (sharing responsibilities, risks, resources and rewards) to accomplish what one agency alone could never accomplish.

The social problems we address are huge and systemic. Only by combining our efforts, learning to trust one another and applying our diversity to the problems, are we able to bring about the needed changes for better living in Roscommon County.

The group meets the third Wednesday of each month (except July and December) from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Roscommon County Building at 500 Lake St., in the Village of Roscommon, MI.

Goals Identification for 2017 (February 2017 Meeting)


  • Transportation – Measurability, Making a flow chart and distributing it to agencies. How many times we’ve been able to request and get transportation. Transportation Authority can pull requests of unmet needs.  Start a transportation committee. 
  • Healthy Food Distribution – Churches involved (4) Healthy food distributions.  Healthy food trucks. Which ones are healthy and which ones are not? Number of healthy food trucks we have coming into the committee. Measure how many bags are going out.  
How is the information getting out to the general public?  Looking at different ways to distribute the information quickly and accurately. Define the list between health food trucks and standard food trucks. (Subcommittee for healthy food distribution). Jamie Mead would be interested in a subcommittee for healthy food – Joanie Blamer, Tammy Frisbie, Tammy Tyler and Courtney Miller. Healthy food subcommittee was tabled until May 2017. Co-op Extension (MSU) starts to pick back up in May. 

  • Housing -  Continuum of Care for Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon Counties - Promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families to minimize trauma and dislocation; promotes access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs; and optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. This committee has produced a C.O.O.R. HARA System of Care for Homeless or At-Risk of Homelessness flow chart found on this page under Helpful Documents.  The COOR (Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon) Continuum of Care meets monthly in various locations in the 4 counties.  For more info call Alice Stone 989-370-7835 or Michelle Morley (989) 275-6819
Website 
Add information about how to contact 211 resources in Roscommon County;
Describe committees and explain what each committee does and what their purpose is;
Add a resource link to each agency ( see link page)
Add the goals on the website once they are completed.
Membership –  Increase Agencies membership in the Collaborative Body, encourage attendance in person or by phone (Call in number day of meeting (231) 213-0100. Access Code is 65246#)
211
2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people in need with people who can help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  To provide Northeast Michigan with referrals and information to assist with essential needs.211 Northeast Michigan is the trusted and valued gateway for referrals and information to meet essential needs. 

The goal of Michigan 2-1-1 is to be a resource not just for consumers, but for the agencies that provide services and their supporters. To that end, we offer a streamlined process for applying for inclusion or updating of data in the MI2-1-1 database. 

Website: www.211nemichigan.org

Contact Your Legislators Federal and/or State
Federal - Senators
Peters, Gary C. - (D - MI)
724 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510; Phone: (202) 224-6221 Contact: https://www.peters.senate.gov/contact/email-gary

Stabenow, Debbie - (D - MI)
731 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510; Phone (202) 224-4822
Contact: https://www.stabenow.gov/?p=contact

​Federal Representative

John Moolenaar (R) 4th District
Midland Office:
200 East Main Street, Suite 230
Midland, MI  48640
Phone:  (989) 631-2552; Fax (989) 631-6271


State Senator
Honorable Darwin L. Booher (R) 35th District
201 Townsend Street, Suite 3200
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI  48909-7536
Phone: (517) 373-1725
Email:  SenDBooher@senate.michigan.gov


STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Honorable Daire Rendon (R) 103rd District
Anderson House Office Building
S-1387 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909
Phone; (517) 373-3817
Email:  DaireRendon@house.mi.gov

Food Distribution / January 2016

Stats for community food distribution
Organization # of families served
Project HOPE 321
SVDP Roscommon 75
SVDP Prudenville 76
1st Congregational Church 135
St. Helen We Care Shop No Response
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Emergency Food Assistant Program
650
HL Methodist Church Food Distribution
(Oct - April)
275
Messiah Lutheran Food Distribution  
   
Total 1532